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Young Investigators Forum Abstracts

Deadline for submissions: January 9, 2017

Submit abstracts to mshah@ucsd.edu

The Division of Nephrology and Hypertension at UC San Diego invites you to participate in the 14th Annual Nephrology Young Investigators Forum (YIF), Wednesday, January 25, 2017, in La Jolla, California. The YIF will be held in conjunction with the 36th Annual Advanced Nephrology conference. Eligible fellows are those with less than five years of graduate level research experience who have not yet received funding as an independent researcher. Material presented at another meeting is eligible (including ASN), as there is only one publication of the abstract book for the YIF.

The YIF will provide young investigators with the opportunity to:

Up to 20 (twenty) fellows will be chosen to attend the meeting and to make 10-minute oral presentations of their original research.

Coach class travel, lodging and room taxes will be complimentary for accepted abstract presenters.

Abstract Format

Please read the instructions/guidelines carefully before preparing your abstract.

List all institutional affiliations beside each authors’ name. Leave a blank line between paragraphs. Abstracts should be single-spaced and left justified. Abstracts should not exceed 300 words.

Please include the full correspondence information for the presenting author, including cell phone number, work phone number, fax number, e-mail and mailing address.

Oral presentations will be 10 minutes, with a question and answer period immediately following the presentation.

Young Investigators Forum Judges

Kovesdy Csaba P. Kovesdy, MD, FASN
The Fred Hatch Professor of Medicine in Nephrology
University of Tennessee Health Science Center
Memphis, Tennessee

LinasStuart Linas, MD
Professor of Medicine University of Colorado School of Medicine
University of Colorado Hospital
Chief, Nephrology Denver Health
Aurora, Colorado
Wall Barry M. Wall, MD
Professor of Medicine in Nephrology
University of Tennessee Health Science Center
Associate Chief, Nephrology Section
Veterans Affairs Medical Center
Memphis, Tennessee

YIF Accreditation

The University of California, San Diego School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

AMA: The University of California, San Diego School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 5.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Disclosure: It is the policy of the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine to ensure balance, independence, objectivity and scientific rigor. All persons involved in the selection, development and presentation of content are required to disclose any real or apparent conflicts of interest. All conflicts of interest will be resolved prior to an educational activity being delivered to learners through one of the following mechanisms: 1) altering the financial relationship with the commercial interest, 2) altering the individual’s control over CME content about the products or services of the commercial interest, and/or 3) validating the activity content through independent peer review. All persons are also required to disclose any discussions of off label/unapproved uses of drugs or devices. Persons who refuse or fail to disclose will be disqualified from participating in the CME activity.

Cultural and Linguistic Competency: This activity is in compliance with California Assembly Bill 1195 which requires continuing medical education activities with patient care components to include curriculum in the subjects of cultural and linguistic competency. Cultural competency is defined as a set of integrated attitudes, knowledge, and skills that enables health care professionals or organizations to care effectively for patients from diverse cultures, groups, and communities. Linguistic competency is defined as the ability of a physician or surgeon to provide patients who do not speak English or who have limited ability to speak English, direct communication in the patient’s primary language. Cultural and linguistic competency was incorporated into the planning of this activity. Additional resources can be found on the UC San Diego CME website.


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